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Source Image: PR302_06_03 of Aphrodisias: Miscellaneous Architecture

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Description

Detail of an Ionic capital.

Monument
Aphrodisias: Miscellaneous Architecture 
Monument Type
Architecture 
Material(s)
Aphrodisian marble (Visual identification)  
Date
circa bc 50 - circa ad 500 
Keywords
GuidelineIonic Capital  
Collections
Aphrodisias, Site and Museum  

Location

Original Location
Aphrodisias 

Evidence for working practices

1. Guideline

Process
Laying-out
Tool
Flat Chisel
Method
Angle: Steep (60-70°)
Force: Gentle
Description
A pair of incised guidelines are visible in the middle of this volute which were used to mark out a centre point from which other measurement could be taken.

2. Centre point

Process
Laying-out
Tool
Callipers
Description
A centre point was made at the intersection of these guidelines from which other points could be measured.

3. Toolmarks

Process
Fine shaping
Tool
Roundel
Method
Angle: Shallow (40-50°)
Force: Gentle
Description
Round-headed chisel marks are visible on the surface of the volute itself.

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